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Nutraceuticals in Health & Nutrition, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
The mission of this Nutraceuticals in Health & Nutrition programme from Dublin Institute Of Technology is to educate students in a comprehensive range of disciplines including scientific, technological and product development areas in order to meet with the requirements of the nutraceutical and functional food industries.
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Overview

What is Nutraceuticals in Health & Nutrition?

A nutraceutical is any substance that is a food or a part of a food and provides medical or health benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease. Such products may range from isolated nutrients, dietary supplements and specific diets to designer foods, herbal products and processed foods such as cereals, soups and beverages which ultimately optimise health and nutrition.

Career opportunities

A successful graduate of this Nutraceuticals in Health & Nutrition programme offered by Dublin Institute Of Technology will be qualified to enter a rewarding career in the food, pharmaceutical and emerging nutraceutical industries. The development of either nutraceutical or functional food products designed for optimal nutrition is key for health promotion and disease prevention. Graduates will be suitably qualified to participate in nutraceutical research, innovative food product development and allied areas in these industries where there is a current and future need for such skilled graduates in Ireland and across the EU.

What other option do I have after completion?

Opportunities will exist for graduates to extend their education either through taught or research programmes leading to higher degrees which may open up greater career opportunities in this expanding area of Irish industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Cellular and Systems Biology
  • Fundamentals of Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry
  • Digital skills and Computer Applications
  • Mathematics for Scientists
  • Physics for Sciences and Health
  • Principles of Food Processing and preservation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Applicants must apply through the CAO system. 
  • Applicants must have obtained a full award. A Component Certificate is not sufficient. 
  • The best 8 modules are used for ranking purposes for a reserved quota of places on a number of courses.
  • A major award may be accumulated over more than one academic year.  In such cases it is the responsibility of the applicant to apply to QQI for a major award where courses are taken over more than one year.
  • Applicants presenting full QQI Level 5 awards will not be required to meet minimum entry requirements based on Leaving Certificate results. The QQI Level 5 award is accepted in its own right.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3819 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3819 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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